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Unique ID: SUR-2F6A1B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A small cast opper alloy harness pendant. The body of the pendant is cruciform, with waisted arms with rounded ends and an incised saltire cross across the base of the arms. The pendant is slightly plano-convex in section. The suspension loop at the top is rounded, orientated perpendicular to the plate and is heavily worn at the top. Circa AD 1200-1400.


Either a harness pendant in its own right, similar to WAW-F47A11 or the centre of a framed type, as SUR-50C182. It is suggested that the cruciform shape was favoured by clerics, although they may merely indicate private devotion (Clark, 1995).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1200
Date to: Circa AD 1400

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.7 mm
Width: 16.5 mm
Thickness: 6 mm
Weight: 2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2018

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Secondary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Hurstbourne Priors (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4646
Four figure Latitude: 51.21135951
Four figure longitude: -1.34284682
1:25K map: SU4646
1:10K map: SU44NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Clark, J. 1995 The Medieval Horse and its Equipment c.1150 - c.1450 London HMSO

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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